In my opinion, the greatest footbal player of all time was #34 Walter Payton. I think he was the prototype football player who did everything well. Not only is he unquestionably one of the best runners of all time, he could block better than any runningback I've ever seen. He also had that toughness that allowed him to navagate his entire career without major injury, starting all but (I think) one game.
But the main thing was his incredible work ethic, character, and soft spoken humble personality that has so endeared me to him. Now one of my prize posessions is a Walter Payton autograghed mini-helmet which is proudly displayed on top of my TV.
Who would you pick as the greatest ever?